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25th April 2013

Skinners Set to Make Waves With Lushingtons

Skinner’s Brewery is launching a new, special edition ale for the summer, named after a popular Cornish surfing break, featuring hops that have never before been used in the UK.   

 ‘Lushingtons’ will be available during May, June, July and August in pubs throughout Cornwall and Devon, as well as nationally through wholesalers and pub companies.


It is a zingy, straw coloured, fruity, pale ale with an ABV of 4.2% using only Cornish barley alongside three unusual hops sourced from the USA – including Belma which is a new hop being used for the first time in the UK.


Lushingtons is named after a popular surf break in Porthtowan and is being launched by international surfing champion Ben “Skindog” Skinner.


Chief Executive of Skinners Brewery, Steve Skinner, is proud of this special product which is being launched by his son:


“We are very excited to be the first brewery in the UK to use the hop Belma, having sourced it in the USA, alongside our Cornish barley.  It has summer fruity properties which will add to the unique flavor.  Lushingtons will be a lovely summer ale, perfect for evenings after a day on the beach or surfing, as it will be a light and refreshing pale ale. I am very proud of Ben’s surfing achievements and naming one of our ales after a popular Cornish break is a nod to the outstanding surfing talent that we have in the county.”


Ben Skinner said: “I can’t wait to try Lushingtons – the summer fruit properties sound great and I’m sure are going to be really popular.  Skinner’s Brewery has been incredibly supportive of my competing and it’s great to see them call this unique new ale after a very unique surfing spot”.


Lushingtons will be launched at the beer and music festival at the Old Ale House from April 26 – 28 and at the Victory Inn at Towan Cross which is also holding an event to celebrate the launch of the ale with Cornwall CAMRA members on the same weekend.


Porthtowan or Porth Tewyn in Cornish, means cove of sand dunes and is a family and surfing Blue Flag beach. Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it is one of the country’s foremost surfing locations and hosts the annual Cornish and Open Surfing Championships – the oldest surfing competition in the UK.


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Editor’s Notes


Contact: Helen Mulhern at Eventy – Marketing & PR on 01326 376273/


Photo:  Please find attached a low res image of Ben and Steve Skinner at Porthtowan beach.  The Lushingtons pump clip artwork is also attached.  Higher res versions are available upon request.


Further Information: Skinner’s Brewery is a microbrewery in Truro that produces traditional cask and bottle conditioned ales and beers.  The ‘Betty Stogs’ bitter has won more national and local awards than any other Cornish beer.